In the waning days of World War II, as American forces overtake Germany, seven teenage boys are pulled from their small town's school as emergency conscripts to repel the advancing Americans. Given almost no training, they're assigned the task of defending a small bridge that's scheduled to be demolished. But when the boys' commander is mistaken for a deserter before he can give their orders, they're stranded in front of an advancing enemy with no idea what they're supposed to do.
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Based on the book:
Novel by Gregor Dorfmeister
Die Brücke is a West German anti-war novel written by Gregor Dorfmeister, under the pseudonym of Manfred Gregor, and published in 1958 by Heyne Bücher. The book is an autobiographical account of forced youth service in the Volkssturm late in Second World War.